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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

2 Samuel 4

Verses 1-12

2 Samuel 4:1 And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled.

2 Samuel 4:1 Comments - Saul's son is Ishbosheth.

2 Samuel 4:4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.

2 Samuel 4:4 “and his nurse took him up, and fled” - Comments - Mephibosheth will grow up in Lodebar, beyond the Jordan River. This nurse takes the child and flees into exile at the news of the death of the king of Israel. She knew that a new king in Israel would most likely seek to kill all of the former king's relatives so that he would have no adversaries.

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/2-samuel-4.html. 2013.